SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro redshirt freshman Amy Clapper has been named the Southern Conference's Student-Athlete of the Week for games Dec. 16-22, the league office announced Wednesday.
Clapper, a center from Newark, Ohio, sports an impressive 3.94 grade point average double majoring in business administration and communication studies.
On the week, Clapper averaged 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in three games, helping UNCG go 2-1, including a win over Samford on Monday.
Against North Carolina Central on Dec. 16, Clapper scored a career-high 11 points and shot 57.1 (4-for-7) percent from the floor. She also went 3-for-4 from the free throw line and pulled down three rebounds.
Clapper scored two points and matched her career high with five rebounds when the Spartans hosted Chattanooga on Saturday.
Clapper was back in double figures against Samford on Monday, as she scored 10 points and pulled down another three rebounds. She was 4-for-5 from the floor and hit her first career 3-pointer in the process. Her layup just before halftime gave UNCG the lead at the break, and her three-point play in the second half put UNCG ahead to stay. She had five points in the Spartans' game-changing 16-0 run.
For the week, Clapper was 8-for-15 from the floor (.533) and 6-for-7 from the free throw line (.857). Her two games in double digits were the first of her career.
Clapper is UNCG's first women's basketball player to be named the Student-Athlete of the Week since Gini Grimsley took the honor on Dec. 10, 2008. She is the first UNCG student-athlete to take the honor since men's cross country runner Joey Thompson did so on Oct. 7.
The Spartans (4-7, 1-2 SoCon) return to action on Tuesday at Georgia Southern (6-4, 2-0 SoCon). Opening tip is set for 7 p.m.
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